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Law School Admissions / Re: grade trend
« on: May 26, 2012, 08:51:49 AM »
I'm not so sure a GPA addendum is a good idea with a 3.48.  I mean, the first thought I had when I read your post was "Flame".  Will admissions think the same? Idk.

Focus on your LSAT. A 3.48 isn't super great, but it is good enough to stand on its own. 

Law School Admissions / Re: Go to Cooley, or retake LSAT??
« on: May 26, 2012, 08:45:28 AM »
I forget the yearly Cooley grad number, but its pretty high- over 500.  Biggest law school in the country, baby. 

The irony of going to schools with high attrition is that they are probably actually harder- I mean they kick out like half of there class.  An incoming 1L has a %50 chance of being kicked out. A %50 chance- good God. 

OP there are schools that you can get into with your numbers.  I saw someone on lawschoolnumbers with a 148 who some how got into Case. And I think that person actually ended going to UDC- Ha.

Cooley is too risky on too many levels.  Don't play the transfer game, hardly anyone actually pulls it off.  GL.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Cooley vs Capital
« on: May 24, 2012, 11:55:50 AM »
I read parts of it only, true.  The comparison is not exact, obviously.  Isn't intended to be- just a general direction.

Never correct spelling again, its crazy lame.  Argue on the merits, not the details.  Yes, I spelled it wrong- So what? Doesn't change anything. 

I don't know what FTFY means.

Are you solicitus, back again?

That all depends on your financial resources.  You can have a safety net if you choose and can afford it, but I'd make a commitment if I were you.

Does UMass not charge a seat deposit?  That would up the cost to $1200.

Seat deposits are designed to force the average person to make a commitment to a school as to open seats up in schools you plan on not attending.  As a matter of manners and courtesy to someone one NESL's waitlist you may want to withdraw rather than linger until fall.

Idk, your reluctance to commit to UMass should tell you something.  Maybe you should just wait a year.  You seem unsure.  Don't go to a law school you will regret in the future. 

Roald and I both prefer UMass of these two, but like Roald said UMass is new and we don't know yet what their potential will be.  Regardless, NESL is a risky and frighteningly expensive choice, UMass maybe risky, we just don't know how much yet.  GL

Law School Admissions / Re: Academic Dismissal
« on: May 20, 2012, 08:17:18 AM »
Did you write the article yet?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: The Big Decision
« on: May 19, 2012, 06:45:59 PM »
For me, less loans.  The equation won't be so clean.  You're not guaranteed a great job no matter where you go, especially not in this market.  All the schools you mentioned have sky high tuition.  Is your LSAT enough to get a full ride?  Did you even look at NY, Rutgers or Buffalo?  Idk, I would be terrified to have so much debt that it is literally big law or bust.  But then again, big law isn't my dream.  If its yours you may have to risk it.

A read an article a while back where Chinese companies were hiring Harvard grads out of undergrad to be token white guys in their companies.  The grads did it because they couldn't find a decent job.

I'm even depressing myself now with so much bleakness.

No kidding. A couple hour commute first year- Dude, you need those three to four hours a day- not want, need.  If you go to law school in Boston you'll need to be closer, unless you go part time.

Not trying to be mean, but how much have you thought this through?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Nova Southeastern v. Stetson???
« on: May 19, 2012, 05:23:51 PM »
Did you apply to Miami or FL International?  What's Nova's attrition?  Looks like you've already made your decision.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: The Big Decision
« on: May 19, 2012, 05:20:12 PM »
Oh come on. This is your call.  What's you money situation?  Where do you want to practice?  What do you want to practice?

Me, I'd go for the least amount of debt, but big law isn't my thing.  If its yours, Cornell might be a good call.  It all depends on what you want and what your resources are.  No one can help you with this.  GL

Online Law Schools / Re: Orly Taitz for US Senate
« on: May 19, 2012, 05:14:31 PM »
Ha Julie, I knew I liked you- f. Duke.

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